Glass-clad Toledo arena headed for LEED certification

The basics: The new $74 million Lucas County Arena in downtown Toledo aims to be one of the first new pro sports venues in North America to meet the U.S. Green Building Council’s Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design requirements, according to a release from Pilkington North America. The 8,000-seat arena opened in October 2009 and features 25,000-square-feet of energy-efficient glass.

The players: Architects, HNTB, Kansas City, Mo., The Collaborative Inc., Toledo, and Poggemeyer Design Group, Toledo; glass manufacturer, Pilkington North America, Toledo; glass fabricator, Oldcastle Glass, Santa Monica, Calif., with exterior glass from Oldcastle Glass, Perrysburg, Ohio, and interior glass from Oldcastle Glass, Bensenville, Ill.; construction manager, Lathrop, Toledo, a subsidiary of Turner Construction Co., New York; contract glazier, Toledo Mirror & Glass, Toledo.

The glass: Pilkington Solar-E and Pilkington Energy Advantage Low-E in the exterior façade; Pilkington Optiwhite for interior stair wells, balustrades and boxes; suspended sheets of Arctic Blue float, Optifloat gray and a Gold Eclipse reflective glass, engraved with sporting logos, symbols and musical notes in the concourse around the arena.